|Diana Clarke 7July2010 - National Yiddish Book Center|
Diana Clarke discusses her path to Yiddish studies, involvement with the internship program and cultural influences of the language. She talks about Yiddish literature, finding a Yiddish community, arguing in Yiddish and the challenges of incorporating Yiddish in life. To cite this interview: Diana Clarke Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nora Feinstein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 7, 2010...
Keywords: yiddish education; yiddishkeit; writing in yiddish; jewish cultural influences; creative writing; benefits of learning yiddish; challenges of learning yiddish; yiddish literature; elgenboygn
|Penina Glazer 16june2010 Yiddish Book Center|
Penina Glazer - long-time board member at the Yiddish Book Center and professor emerita of History at Hampshire College - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 16, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Penina begins by speaking about her family's life in Eastern Europe and their journey to the United States. Her mother, from Belarus, was the daughter of a shoykhet (kosher butcher). Penina tells the story of how her grandfather became a shoykhet by convincing the rabbonim (local ra...
Keywords: Brooklyn; Zionism; 1930s; Depression; Aliyah; Farms; Kibbutz; Co-op; New Jersey; New Deal; Homesteads; shokhet; yiddishkeit; Hampshire College; women in Academia; Northampton; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
|Nora Feinstein 23july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Nora Feinstein, 2010 participant in the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 23, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nora grew up in a Reform Jewish family in Baltimore, Maryland and participated in Reform Jewish life. National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) was a defining aspect of her high school life. She describes herself as a “Jewish life dork” in high school...
Keywords: Denominationalism; Reform Judaism; Baltimore Jewish Community; Jewish Theological Seminary; Barnard; New York City; Yiddish; Yiddish Theatre; NFTY; Israel; Hebrew; Sholem Aleichem; Reclaiming Yiddish; Religion; Secularism; Yiddish Book Center; Challenges of Learning Yiddish; Yiddishkeit; Yiddish Poetry; Jewish Identity
|Ron Finegold 14Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)|
Ron Finegold, audio recording engineer and curator of notable recordings at Montreal's Jewish Public Library, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 13, 2011 at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal, Quebec. Ron's father's side of the family came to Montreal as a group through the Jewish Colonization Program in South America. Ron's mother was born in 1896, and lived in Płoskirów, now known as Khmelnytskyi, in modern-day Ukraine, from 1914-1921...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Canada; Transmission (intergenerational, cultural, social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Other languages; Jewish community; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Press; Radio; Poetry; Ethnography; Jewish professions; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Rural; Urban; Assimilation; Jewish International Aid Society; JIAS; Montreal Jewish Public Library; JPL; Jewish Public Library; BPJPL; Park Avenue; Montreal; Laurier & Park; Parc Laurier; Parc Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier; Płoskirów; Khmelnytskyi; Ukraine; Côte Saint-Luc; Le Chamulet Lavalle; Snowden; Irving Layton; Saul Bellow; Bernard Malamud; A.M. Klein; Samuel Bronfman; Sholom Schwartzbard; Menahem Mendel Beilis; Symon Petliura; Abraham Joshua Heschel; Jewish Colonization Organization; JCO; Talmud Torah Day School; George Williams College; McGill University; Congregation Chevra Kadisha B'nai Jacob; The Chevra; B'nai Yacob; Nusach Ha'ari; Ahavath Shalom; Jewish Daily Forward; Kanader Odler; Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society; JAIAS; Seagram's Distillery; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; YIVO; Freemasons; Freemasonry; 1890s; 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Orthodoxy; Hasidism; Chasidism; Humanistic; Yiddishkeit; Conservative; Reform; Kibbutz